# calling acronym in nomenclature package

just like in acronym package we can call the acronym by \ac and glossary by \gls,can someone please guide me how to call acronym while using the package nomenclature

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,times,numbered,print,index,custommargin]{Classes/PhDThesisPSnPDF}
\usepackage{nomencl}
\makenomenclature


here are commands i used to define the acronyms.(z is for acronym definition)

\nomenclature[Z]{$WDM$}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing}
\nomenclature[Z]{$EDFA$}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}


i don't know how to call them after the definition if they are appearing in later sections also.

• Welcome! nomencl isn't developed for such a usage. It's a simple method to produce a nomenclature. Why don't you use glossaries? – Marco Daniel Mar 31 '17 at 17:21
• Marco, as one of the authors of nomencl, I disagree :) – Boris Mar 31 '17 at 20:25

What's wrong with

\nomenclature{WDM}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing}
\nomenclature{EDFA}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}


Note the absence of dollar signs: this is not math.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[norefeq]{nomencl}
\renewcommand{\nomname}{Abbreviations}
\pagestyle{empty}
\makenomenclature
\begin{document}
In the text we will discuss WDM and EDFA.
\nomenclature{WDM}{Wavelength Division Multiplexing}%
\nomenclature{DFA}{Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers}%

\printnomenclature

\end{document}


• thanks Boris, can you please confirm me if this package is only for list ? actually i want to use it such that for the first usage the name should be complete but for the subsequent use it should be replaced by the acronym..thanks – Shoaib Apr 1 '17 at 9:58
• Yes, this package makes lists of items, optionally accompanied by the reference to the page or equation where the item was first mentioned – Boris Apr 1 '17 at 13:49